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_MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

BY SHAKESPEARE

The Faction were specially commissioned by Selfridges to consult on the design and build of a purpose built temporary theatre in celebration of #Shakespeare400. The commission included a production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING which ran for five weeks in the theatre and pop-up Shakespeare activity around the store across the Summer season.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING included special digital cameo performances from Simon Callow,
Rufus Hound and Meera Syal.

This work engaged thousands of audience members, many of whom were first time theatre-goers.

THE COMPANY
Alison O'Donnell, Caroline Langrishe, Christopher Hughes, Daniel Boyd, Harry Lister Smith, Jamie Maclachlan, Jude Owusu, Lowri Izzard, Tala Gouveia
 

Director Mark Leipacher

Co-Director Rachel Valentine Smith
Lighting Designer Chris Withers

Sound Designer David Gregory

Casting Director Ellie Collier-Bristow
Production Manager Ed Borgnis
Stage Manager Paula Salmon
 

Digital Content and Projection Design Dusthouse

Production Photography Simon Annand

Lighting provided by WhiteLight

Make Up Design MAC
Press Chloé Nelkin PR

'THEY GO FAST AT THE VERSE, BUT UNDER
MARK LEIPACHER’S DIRECTION, IT REMAINS AS
CLEAR AS A SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL'
TIMEOUT

'SLICK, SHINY AND FUNNY...THERE'S A FIZZ OF IDEAS... DANIEL BOYD AND ALISON O'DONNELL
MAKE THEIR COMIC DIALOGUE – AMONG SHAKESPEARE'S BEST – SING.'
THE STAGE

'HITS THE SPOT BEAUTIFULLY'
FINANCIAL TIMES

'THOROUGHLY ENTERTAINING AND BOASTING A
CAST OF HIGHLY SKILLED ACTORS – THE FACTION CERTAINLY DID SHAKESPEARE JUSTICE.'

WESTEND WILMA

★★★★ LONDON CITY NIGHTS

★★★★ LONDONTHEATRE1

★★★★ THE METROPOLIST

★★★★ THEATRE BUBBLE

★★★★ WESTEND WILMA

ALL THE STORE'S A STAGE
Our pop up Shakespeare activity covered more than 22,000m of floorspace and 10,000 words of Shakespeare were spoken across a five week residency.
The actors were Ben Aldersley, Clare Latham, David Eaton and Elizabeth Twells. We also created 'Flashbards' where 20 performers burst into Sonnet 18

STEPHEN JOSEPH THEATRE ASSOCIATE ENSEMBLE
PETER BROOK EQUITY ENSEMBLE AWARD WINNERS
OFF WESTEND BEST ENSEMBLE AWARD WINNERS

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